[link] Rolling Stone Magazine: kissing Bruce Springsteen's ass since 1973. And why shouldn't they? After all, Bruce's albums, almost all of them anyway, deserve high praise; not to mention his legendary live shows. It's been more than a week since the release of Wrecking Ball, and it has debuted at the No.1 spot on the album charts in Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Croatia, United Kingdom, and finally the United States, narrowly beating Adele (thereby preventing her 21 album from tying the record with Prince's Purple Rain for 24 consecutive weeks spent on the Billboard charts at number 1). This is Bruce's tenth album to top the Billboard.
The tour starts in Atlanta this Sunday, and even though I gotta wait till June to see 'em, I'm already extremely excited to view the setlists and reviews and pictures. Tentatively it is slated to finish in Europe in end July, but expect a second leg of U.S. summer shows to be announced in the coming months, and also possible shows in Australia and elsewhere next year. Finally, a reminder to fellow fans to tune in to NPR Music [link] for the live broadcast of Bruce's SXSW Keynote Speech from Austin this Thursday at 12pm CT. Head over to the newly-revamped official website [link] for more information.